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The Original Jesse James: A Publicity Hound

PBS recently aired one of its extraordinary "American Experience" profiles on Jesse James—The original outlaw Jesse James, not the West Coast Chopper Jesse James. In addition to the profile being exceptionally well done and informative, I found the historian’s notion that Jesse James was a publicity junkie very interesting....

LT Public Relations Welcomes New Intern, Jessica Robnett

LT Public Relations Welcomes New Intern, Jessica Robnett LT Public Relations welcomes Jessica Robnett as its summer intern. In this role, Robnett will observe and support the LT Public Relations team as she prepares for a career in public relations. “As a recent college graduate, the opportunity to...

What Public Relations is Not…

As PR professionals, our job is to provide value to our clients and make sure they understand what makes public relations different from or broader than other services. Part of this task involves helping clients understand what public relations is not and correcting (subtly, of...

Crisis Communication-Taco Bell Gets It Right

A photo went viral recently of a Taco Bell employee licking a large stack of taco shells, which appeared to be fresh and ready for public consumption. Needless to say, that one photo forced Taco Bell into an immediate crisis and the public soon demanded...

The PR Quandary of Student Loans

  Student loans could really use some PR. I can’t think of a topic that provokes exasperation faster than the mere mention of student loan debt that is five, 10, 15, or even 20 years old! It’s like that embarrassing mole you don’t want anyone to...

LT PR Nonprofit Challenge: Help Us Make a Difference…

Over the course of its 64 year history, OLSHF has made stewardship a top priority so that dollars given can have as much impact on individual lives as possible. One hundred percent of every dollar given goes directly toward treatment and care through one of...

PR and HR: Communications and Culture “R” Us During an M&A

Report from the April 17, 2013 Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) breakfast panel: "Leadership Challenges in Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring." Communication and culture are critical to merger and acquisition (M&A) success,  say panelists Tony Hunter, Chicago Tribune Company's CEO, Peter McDonald, United's COO  and Pamela Forbes Lieberman, True...